Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC) welcomes new members. We foster artistic expression across a diverse range of arts and crafts that feature in this website. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in arts and crafts or any of our special interest groups. You do not have to be a Karori resident to join KACC, we have members from all over Wellington and the greaterWellington region.
If you enjoy working in a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in:
- art: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, calligraphy and bookmaking
- craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, book binding/making, or textile art - think about joining us.
The majority of our activities are untutored groups which already have the skills required in their chosen art or craft. The remainder of the weekly activities focus on art classes that cover beginners through to intermediate level artists. These classes run in 8 week blocks see our class and activities page for more information. Workshops are open to members and non-members with approximately 3-4 each term on offer. We have a range of Children's Art classes on Mon, Tues and Thurs after-school these focus on drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D sculpture with a different focus each term. More details feature on our class and activities page and we operate a waiting list for any classes that are full each term.
Congratulations to members Kay and Mary; adult volunteers with our Children's Art Programme, who won Karori Youth Awards, for their contribution to young people. As programme participants know Kay and Mary bring a combination of knowledge and practical support to our tutors that enables us to develop innovative and creative learning opportunities. This year Elena and Abigail joined us as junior volunteers for Monday and Thursday classes working in support roles for the tutors and their assistants. Like Kay and Mary, they also received Karori Youth Awards that were well deserved and acknowledge our support for these volunteers.